Typically, the unlikeliest premises show surprisingly fruitful. If somebody pitched you a thriller set on the planet of jazz drumming, you won’t be instantly satisfied – however Whiplash proved it might translate into pure cinema. Now, The Menu is right here to carry thrills, spills, and possibly even chuckles too to the world of, er, fine-dining. The brand new film from director Mark Mylod (a reputation you would possibly recognise from a number of episodes of Recreation Of Thrones, in addition to Succession) clashes the world of culinary excellence right into a mystery-thriller with a satirical edge – sending Anya Taylor-Pleasure and Nicholas Hoult into an unforgettable evening of meals and frights. Take a look at the trailer right here.
It appears like Mylod could possibly be serving up one thing significantly scrumptious right here – the trailer giving little away, however hinting at class commentary, a survival thriller bent, and bloody twists and turns. And Ralph Fiennes appears to be leaning again into vicious villainy as Chef Slowik, serving up surprises for his rich clients. The official synopsis retains the thriller intact, providing simply the naked bones (with a pea purée discount): “A pair (Anya Taylor-Pleasure and Nicholas Hoult) travels to a coastal island to eat at an unique restaurant the place the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has ready a lavish menu, with some surprising surprises.”
The Menu is because of premiere at Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition in September, and is anticipated to hit UK screens later in 2022. We’ll discover out if this one deserves 5 (Michelin) stars, hopefully earlier than the 12 months is thru.